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ST 3260 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3260 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we are experiencing a good example of Manitoba Spring weather, or anywhere else in Canada come to that; yesterday was a beautiful sunny day with a temperature of 20 degrees and on Thursday the forecast is for 2 degrees and fluffy white precipitation!… Continue reading

ST 3259 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3259 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, with rising temperatures and some trepidation, I have put my heavy winter coat into the back of the wardrobe for six months or so.

For me, and I stress for me, quite a challenge from Dada today – six  anagrams (one partial), two lurkers, and no homophones, all in a symmetric 26 clues; with 13 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid, you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues. … Continue reading

ST 3258 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3258 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

A very good Easter Sunday morning from Winnipeg where I am wondering if you all remembered to advance your watches and clocks, including, for the latter, those on your stoves, microwaves, etc, by one hour to change from GMT to BST.  But how many of you were awake at 1:00am GMT for the official change to 2:00am BST?… Continue reading

ST 3257 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3257 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where Spring may have sprung but the grass has not riz but we do have birdies especially the ones who stay with us all year round and the eponymous geese have returned from their stay down South.  However, as we have been having mid-February temperatures, they are probably thinking that they should have delayed their return for at least a couple of weeks!… Continue reading

ST 3256 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3256 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

Top of the morning to you on this Sunday morning from Winnipeg where, at the beginning of the week, we had some early Spring-like days but then Mother Nature remembered that it was still Winter and reinstated appropriate weather!

For me, and I stress for me, Dada quite friendly, six anagrams (three partials), two lurkers, and no homophones, all in a slightly asymmetric 28 clues; with 14 hints ‘sprinkled’ throughout the grid, you should be able to get the checkers to enable the solving of the unhinted clues. … Continue reading

DT 30559

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 30559

Hints and tips by Senf

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BD Rating – Difficulty ** – Enjoyment ****

As Huntsman told us last Tuesday, once again he has temporarily left the environs of Harpenden, this time for the wilds of Suffolk for the purpose of aerodynamic testing of small white spherical objects. … Continue reading

ST 3255 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3254 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

A very good Sunday morning from Winterpeg where Winter continues, with more of the white stuff, but it did not stop us Springing Forward in the wee small hours and now we have a three week hiatus, which seems to be a week longer than usual, when puzzles cannot be accessed until an hour later until the UK ‘catches up’ on Easter Sunday.… Continue reading

ST 3254 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3254 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

A very good Sunday morning from Winterpeg.  Well, the meteorologists may think that Spring started on Friday but it seems that Mother Nature is going to keep reminding us that it is still Winter until the Vernal Equinox occurs overnight on March 19th/20th.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, we had an Alberta Clipper with around 10 cms of snow and temperatures of minus 20, felt like minus 32. … Continue reading

ST 3253 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3253 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

A very good Sunday morning from Warmerpeg – where the Nestaweya River Skating Trail; has closed for the season after just nine full days of operation over 600 metres, between January 25 and 30 and February 13 and 17, all because of the mild winter.  In the past, the trail has been open as long as 76 days (in 2019) and stretched as far as 10 kilometres (in 2018).… Continue reading

ST 3252 (Hints)

Sunday Telegraph Cryptic No 3252 (Hints)

Hints and tips by Senf

A very good Sunday morning from Winnipeg where we have been back in the deep freeze for a few days.

For me, and I stress for me, Dada quirky but not very friendly, but some of that was self inflicted with errors in two answers impacting on two others. … Continue reading